SENATE FLOOR ACTION
May 27, 2017
The Senate adopted the following resolutions:
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction on SB 1.
Suspending limitations on conference committee jurisdiction, S.B. No. 1289.
In memory of Barbara Smith Conrad.
The Senate concurred in House amendments to the following:
Relating to the dissolution of the Chisholm Trail Special Utility District.
Relating to the extraterritorial jurisdiction of certain municipalities in coastal border counties.
Relating to information regarding the number of school counselors in public schools.
Relating to the abolishment of certain advisory committees and other state entities.
Relating to itemizing certain public notice expenditures in certain political subdivision budgets.
Relating to requiring the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to collect and study data on the participation of persons with intellectual disabilities in workforce education programs.
Relating to a report on the sale of retail electric power by the General Land Office.
Relating to the duties of the Texas Women Veterans Program.
Relating to choice of law and venue for certain construction contracts.
Relating to the use of open educational resources.
Relating to the board of directors of the Agua Special Utility District.
Relating to the licensing and regulation of providers of driver and traffic safety education.
Relating to The Woodlands Township.
Relating to the use of certain lighting equipment on airport security vehicles.
Relating to limitations on courses that may be offered for dual credit by school districts and public institutions of higher education.
Relating to the designation of a portion of U.S. Highway 84 as the Trooper Jonathan Thomas McDonald Memorial Highway.
Relating to the conversion of the Hays Caldwell Public Utility Agency to the Alliance Regional Water Authority; providing authority to issue bonds; granting the power of eminent domain; providing authority to impose fees.
Relating to responsibility for the consequences of defects in the plans, specifications, or related documents for the construction or repair of an improvement to real property.
Relating to the selection and summons of prospective grand jurors.
Relating to procedures regarding criminal defendants who are or may be persons with a mental illness or an intellectual disability and to certain duties of the Office of Court Administration of the Texas Judicial System related to persons with mental illness.
Relating to funding for the operations of the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission.
Relating to de novo hearings in child protection cases.
Relating to a study by the Texas Water Development Board of water needs and availability in this state.
Relating to certain powers and duties of the board of trustees of an independent school district and the governing body of an open-enrollment charter school.
Relating to the regulation of certain degree-granting postsecondary educational institutions by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board; providing administrative penalties.
Relating to the allocation of housing tax credits to developments within proximate geographical areas.
The Senate refused to concur in House amendments and requested the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:
Relating to measures to facilitate the delivery of certain mental health services for veterans.
Relating to maternal mortality and morbidity and pregnancy-related deaths, including postpartum depression.
The Senate granted the request for the appointment of a Conference Committee on the following:
Relating to the funding of primary and secondary education.
Relating to the operation of an unmanned aircraft over certain facilities or sports venues; creating a criminal offense.
Relating to the creation of the New Fairview Municipal Utility District No. 1; granting a limited power of eminent domain; providing authority to issue bonds; providing authority to impose assessments, fees, and taxes.
The Senate adopted conference committee reports on the following bills:
General Appropriations Bill.
Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification; providing a criminal penalty.
Relating to the qualifications, duties, and limitations of Texas delegates to a convention called under Article V of the United States Constitution.
Relating to inclusion of instruction regarding interaction with peace officers in the required curriculum for certain public school students and in driver education courses and to civilian interaction training for peace officers.
Relating to harassment, bullying, and cyberbullying of a public school student or minor and certain mental health programs for public school students.
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Department of Transportation; authorizing an increase in rates charged for the use of state aircraft to provide for the acquisition of replacement aircraft.
Relating to recovery of damages, attorney's fees, and costs related to frivolous regulatory actions by state agencies.
Relating to the purchase of iron and steel products made in the United States for certain governmental entity projects.
The Senate confirmed all nominees as reported by the Committee on Nominations.